I got a tremendous amount of feedback (for me, anyway) about my post “Playing Dress Up.”
Some of you emailed me and tweeted me, asking which fashion bloggers I followed. A lot of you told me you too were inspired to organize your closet and put together an outfit planner.
For my part, I wore my planned outfits and I have never received so many compliments (since the twins were born, anyway) about my appearance. I even got cat-called today when I walked past a construction site!
Here’s the thing: I LOVED fashion in my teens and twenties. I used to design a vision board that would inform what clothes I would buy and wear each season.
Then I gained weight after infertility treatments and I haven’t been able to return to my desired trim size since the twins have been born. So I thought I didn’t deserve to wear pretty clothes.
You know what? That’s BS. EVERYONE deserves to look nice, and find a style that works for them.
SO, per your requests, here are some of my resources…
Fashion Bloggers I Like:
New on my radar is Tomboy Style. I wouldn’t describe my style as tomboy in general, although I do love flats and button down shirts. But I like the woman-empowering ethos and philosophy here, and I LOVE the profiles of stylish tomboys of the past, like this one of Pat English, a lion tamer in the 40s.
The Blonde Salad is an Italian fashion blogger, and she does have a decidedly continental flair to her outfits that is unique. This is the best outfit I’ve seen this year. I love, love, love everything about it, especially the necklace and boots. Perfection.
I created a Fall Vision Board, for the first time in ages. It’s on Pinterest, and you can check it out here. I am really inspired right now by black and white solids, black and white graphic prints, the color camel, a Coach satchel bag that I bought in the 90s (my first “investment” purchase) that is now lost (sad face), short boots, polka dots and dashes of red and orange here and there. And red lipstick. Lots and lots of red lipstick.
Do you pin outfits on Pinterest or plan Vision Boards before you go shopping? How do you plan your clothes shopping? Do you do it around season? AND I’d love to follow you on Pinterest! Let me know in the comments your Pinterest account.